Sen. Franken Urges Support For Food Stamp Grocery Delivery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — U.S. Sen. Al Franken is saying some Minnesotans should be able to buy home-delivered groceries with food stamps.

On Tuesday morning, Franken helped make a delivery to Janet Hendrickson’s home in Minneapolis, saying she’s one of the homebound seniors who would benefit from an amendment he made to the U.S. Senate’s version of the Farm Bill.

The amendment would let groups, like Store To Door, deliver groceries to folks who can’t get to the store, paying with food stamps.

Franken says his Senate colleagues think it makes sense.

“They all basically went, ‘They can’t do this already?” Franken said.

The U.S. Senate’s Farm Bill passed last month, but the U.S. House didn’t pass its own.

Some Republicans felt cuts to the food-stamp program didn’t go far enough. GOP leaders may take up the bill again later this month.

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